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Friday, 13 March 2015

Trailing Air by T.A. Chase

(Part of the The Preternaturals series)

What are the Preternaturals supposed to do when the book holding the destruction of their kind within its pages is stolen from them? Not panic and hope that the situation changes before the humans get their own hands on it.

The werewolf Rover Canis can’t believe he’s escorting the very creature that stole the book holding spells that could kill every Preternatural in the world. Yet here he is doing so, and admiring his extremely attractive companion probably isn’t the smartest thing he’s ever done either. But if he is to save himself along with all his kind, Rover needs to keep his mind on the mission.

Elwin Ice Cloud, a shapeshifting dragon, swipes the powerful book in order to save his kidnapped sister, but he never plans on handing it over to the humans. Yet when dangers grow too difficult for him to handle on his own, he returns to the lycan on whom he’d been spying. Meeting the sexy Rover gives him something else to think about, yet falling in love isn’t in his plans either.

Together, these two very different shapeshifters must find a way to trust each other in order to save all the Preternaturals from certain death. If they somehow manage to do so, will love be their ultimate reward?

Genres: Gay/Dark Fantasy/Werewolf/Shapeshifter/Witchcraft/Magic/Action/Adventure/Paranormal/
Heat Level: 3
Length: Extended Novella (31k words) 

Read a short excerpt...

...His brother stopped and stared at him. “You aren’t protecting him, are you? He’s the one who stole the book and attacked Marvus. Only the gods know where Pavel is.”

“I have an idea where he might be,” Elwin spoke up.

Rover glanced behind him. “I suggest you keep your mouth shut at the moment. I’ll protect you because my mother and the others will want to talk to you, but I’m not any happier about your presence than Bandit is.”

Opening and closing his mouth, Elwin nodded, brushing his hair over his shoulder and out of the way. Rover’s gaze followed the flow of that light blue glittering mass. He clenched his hand and let it drop, instead of touching Elwin’s hair.

“Come join us at the bar. Rover, maybe our guest would like a drink.” Serpens’s suggestion wasn’t really one. It was definitely a command.

Rover whirled around and glared at the cobra, but even his meanest look didn’t faze the spirit guide. Nick gestured to the stool next to him.

“Please come and sit with us. I’m not sure why you’d chose to walk into the Wolf Pack, knowing how they feel about you, but you must have your reasons.”

“How we feel about him? What about you? Grime has your best friend, Nick, and we don’t know if he’s okay.” Bandit snarled, claws breaking through his skin.

“Get a hold of yourself,” Rover ordered. Most of his patrons were wolves, but some weren’t, and those had no idea wolf shifters existed.

Bandit lunged for Elwin, and Rover grabbed him by the throat, swung him around, and slammed Bandit against the wall. Silence reigned in the bar. It wasn’t the first time Rover had disciplined Bandit, but it was the first time Rover wanted to rip his brother apart.

“Go and get the rest of the pack. Mother needs to talk to Elwin. Don’t force me to prove I’m stronger than you.” Rover crowded Bandit’s personal space.

“Rover, let him go. It’s okay.” Elwin laid his hand on Rover’s arm.

Rover’s fury eased and he dropped Bandit back to the ground. “Go now.”

Bandit stalked out and slammed the back door behind him, emphasizing his disdain of Rover and the others. Rover met Elwin’s bright blue gaze, and the thought hit him that the dragon’s eyes matched his hair. Shaking his head, he eased that stupid image. It didn’t matter, because once Elwin told them where to find the book, Rover would throw him out on his ass.

“All right, everyone, bar’s closed for the night.” Rover motioned for his patrons to leave. “Pay your tabs and get the hell out.”

After the mass exodus, Rover rejoined them at the end of the bar.

“Why have you been watching my family?”

Rover returned to behind the bar, picked up a towel, and started cleaning a glass. Ray, Nick, and Elwin settled on stools, facing him. Elwin sat between the other two, and Rover’s mind skittered around, thinking how pretty all three of those men were. Shit. He needed to get his head out of his pants or things would get out of hand.

“What can I get you to drink?”

Elwin studied him with those brilliant eyes and pursed his lips. “It’s been a long time since I’ve had anything to drink in the human world. I believe I’ll simply have some water, please.”

Rover tried to ignore how much he wanted to press his lips against Elwin’s mouth. This stranger had stolen the one thing that could save all the preters. Rover shouldn’t be feeling any sort of good feelings toward him.

Yet there was a small voice in the back of his head that said maybe he should give Elwin the benefit of the doubt. There had to be a reason why the dragon had done what he did. Rover snorted as he filled a glass of water for Elwin. Don’t let your dick try to convince you the dragon did nothing wrong. He stole from you...

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